âFacing Foreclosure? Donât Leave. Squatâ Weekly Column by Amy Goodman Marcy Kaptur of Ohio is the longest-serving Democratic congresswoman in U.S. history. Her district, stretching along the shore of Lake Erie from west of Cleveland to Toledo, faces an epidemic of home foreclosures and 11.5 percent unemployment. That heartland region, the Rust Belt, had its heart torn out by the North American Free Trade Agreement, with shuttered factories and struggling family farms...
Keywords: Foreclosure; TARP; Marcy Kaptur; Bruce Marks; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Talking, rather than fighting, in Afghanistan" Weekly Column by Amy Goodman. President Obama held his first prime-time news conference Tuesday night. When questioned on Afghanistan, he replied, "This is going to be a big challenge."
Keywords: Afghanistan; Cherif Bassiouni; Jimmy Carter; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Toxins 'R' Us" Weekly column by Amy Goodman Is your lipstick laden with lead? Is your babyâs bottle toxic? The American Chemistry Council assures us that âwe make the products that help keep you safe and healthy.â But U.S. consumers are actually exposed to a vast array of harmful chemicals and additives embedded in toys, cosmetics, plastic water bottles and countless other products. U.S. chemical and manufacturing industries have fought regulation, while Europe moves ahead with strict prohib...
Keywords: Mark Schapiro; Amy Goodman; Stavros Dimas; Democracy Now!
"Obama's Coalition of the Unwilling" Weekly column by Amy Goodman The occupation of Afghanistan is in its eighth year, and public support in many NATO countries is eroding.
Keywords: Afghanistan; Joseph Stiglitz; Mary Robinson; Anand Gopal; Stephen Harper; Democracy Now!
President Barack Obama promises health-care reform, but he has taken single-payer health care off the table. Single-payer is the system that removes private insurance companies from the picture; the government pays all the bills, but health-care delivery remains private. People still get their choice of what doctor to go to and what hospital to use. Single-payer reduces the administrative costs and removes the profit that insurance companies add to health-care delivery...
Keywords: Dr. Quentin Young; Russel Mokhiber; Joseph Stiglitz; Geri Jenkins; Single Payer; Barack Obama; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Those Hit Hardest Get No Bailout" Amy Goodman's weekly column for March 18, 2009. Taxpayersâ bailout money for AIG bonuses has rightfully provoked a massive backlash against AIG, Wall Street, President Barack Obama and his economic advisers, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Larry Summers. The U.S. public now owns 80 percent of AIG. The outrage is bipartisan.
Keywords: Bailout; Stimulus; Maya Wiley; Center for Social Inclusion; Democracy Now!; Amy Goodman
"Baucusâ Raucous Caucus" Weekly Column by Amy Goodman Single-payer advocates have been protesting in Senate Finance Committee hearings, chaired by Democratic Montana Sen. Max Baucus. Last week, at a committee hearing with 15 industry speakers, not one represented the single-payer perspective
Keywords: Max Maucus; Single Payer; Healthcare Reform; Barack Obama; Russel Mokhiber; Margaret Flowers; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
Troy Davis and the Meaning of 'Actual Innocence' Sitting on death row in Georgia, Troy Davis has won a key victory against his own execution. On Aug. 17, the U.S. Supreme Court instructed a federal court in Georgia to consider, for the first time in a formal court proceeding, significant evidence of Davisâ innocence that surfaced after his conviction. This is the first such order from the U.S. Supreme Court in almost 50 years.
Keywords: Troy Davis; Martina Correia; Supreme Court; Scalia; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Seattle's Lessons for London" Weekly Column by Amy Goodman for April 4, 2009. Protests dominate the news as world leaders gather in London for the Group of Twenty meeting. War, the economy, corporate globalization and grass-roots opposition to financial bailouts are at the forefront. Executives receive golden parachutes while workers and unions are forced to make concessions.
Keywords: Norm Stamper; Drug Laws; Battle in Seattle; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Pacifica Radio at 60: A Sanctuary of Dissent" Amy Goodman's weekly column for April 15, 2009. Pacifica Radio, the oldest media network in the United States, turns 60 years old this week as a deepening crisis engulfs mainstream media.
Keywords: Pacifica Radio; Pacifica Foundation; KPFA; KPFK; KPFT; WPFW; WBAI; Lewis Hill; Democracy Now!; Amy Goodman
"Torturers Should Be Punished" Column by Amy Goodman The door to justice is open just a crack. After the release of four Bush-era Office of Legal Counsel memos that authorized âharsh interrogation techniques,â President Obama said there should be no prosecutions. Though he may occupy the most powerful office on Earth, there is a force more powerful: committed people demanding change. Torturers should be punished.
Keywords: James Mitchell; Bruce Jessen; Katherine Eban; Mark Benjamin; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Disclosure of 'Secrets' in the '70s Didn't Destroy the Nation" Weekly Column By Amy Goodman Back in the Watergate era, the Church Committee documented and exposed extraordinary abuses by the government. Of course some people tried to block its workâDick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. Sound familiar? We confront a similar challenge today.
Keywords: Church Committee; Donald Rumsfeld; Dick Cheney; Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr; Bethine Church; Democracy Now! Amy Goodman
"Pete Seeger Carries Us On" Weekly column by Amy Goodman It was some garden party. Eighteen-thousand people packed into Madison Square Garden Sunday night to celebrate the first 90 years of Pete Seegerâs life.
Keywords: Pete Seeger; Bruce Springstein; Wasit Deep in the Big Muddy; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Yoo's Views Make Philly News," Weekly column by Amy Goodman. The Philadelphia Inquirer, one of that cityâs two major daily newspapers, is in the news itself these days after hiring controversial former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo as a monthly columnist.
Keywords: John Yoo; Philadelphia Inquirer; DisbarTortureLawyers.com; John Sifton; Will Bunch; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
Profits are higher than ever at oil companies Chevron and Shell. Yet across the globe, from the Ecuadorian jungle, to the Niger Delta in Nigeria, to the courtrooms and streets of New York and San Ramon, Calif., people are fighting back against the world's oil giants.
Keywords: Chevron; Shell; Niger Delta; Ogoni; Ken Saro-Wiwa; Oronto Douglas; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Dr. George Tiller Didnât Have to Die" Tiller was assassinated while in church in Wichita, Kan., on Sunday, targeted for legally performing abortions. His death might have been prevented simply through enforcement of existing laws.
Keywords: George Tiller; Jeff Pederson; Dr. Susan Robinson; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Dr. George Tiller Didn't Have to Die" Weekly Column by Amy Goodman Dr. Tiller was assassinated while in church in Wichita, Kan., on Sunday, targeted for legally performing abortions. His death might have been prevented simply through enforcement of existing laws.
Keywords: Dr. George Tiller; Abortion; Jeff Pederson; Dr. Susan Robinson; Scott Roeder; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Two Men Who Stood Under the Plunderers' Knives" column by Amy Goodma Ken Saro-Wiwa and Alberto Pizango never met, but they are united by a passion for the preservation of their people and their land, and by the fervor with which they were targeted by their respective governments. Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian government Nov. 10, 1995. Pizango this week was charged by the Peruvian government with sedition and rebellion, and narrowly eluded capture, taking refuge in the Nicaraguan Embass...
Keywords: Niger Delta; Shell Oil; Ken Saro-Wiwa; Alberto Pizango; Peru; Indigenous; Nigeria; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Congre$$, Heal Thyself" Weekly column by Amy Goodman As the Obama administration pushes for a vote on health-care reform before Congress recesses in August, has health-industry money too thoroughly poluted the process for anything good to come of it?
Keywords: Max Baucus; Healthcare Reform; Mike Dennison; American Medical Association; AMA; Single-Payer; Chris McCoy; Linda Allison; Obama; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
Tools of mass communication that were once the province of governments and corporations now fit in your pocket. As these technologies have developed, so too has the ability to monitor, filter, censor and block them.
Keywords: Thomas Tamm; Free Press; Josh Silver; Eric Holder; Russ Feingold; Wireless Wiretapping; Verizon; AT&T; Nokia Siemens; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Undo the Coup" Weekly Column by Amy Goodman The first coup d'etat in Central America in more than a quarter-century occurred last Sunday in Honduras. It was led by a graduate of the U.S. Army's School of the Americas, a military facility that has trained some of Latin America's worst torturers, murderers and human rights abusers.
Keywords: Honduras; Coup; Zelaya; School of the Americas; Dr. Juan Almendares; Father Roy Bourgeois; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Health Insurance Whistle-Blower Knows Where the Bodies Are Buried" Weekly Column by Amy Goodman
Keywords: Wendell Potter; Health; Healthcare Reform; CIGNA; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"The 21st Century Color Line" Weekly Column by Amy Goodman As it moves into its second century, the NAACP is, unfortunately, as relevant as ever.
Keywords: NAACP; Henry Louis Gates; Julian Bond; W.E.B. Du Bois; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"A Coup for Lobbyists at the White House" Weekly column by Amy Goodman Could well-placed lobbyists in Washington be forging U.S. foreign policy in Honduras?
Keywords: Honduras; Coup; Lanny Davis; Zelaya; Hillary Clinton; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Health Care Reform Needs an Action Hero" Weekly Column by Amy Goodman Imagine the scene. America 2009. Eighteen thousand people have died in one year, an average of almost 50 a day. Whoâs taking them out? Whatâs killing them? Terrorism is not the culprit here: Itâs lack of adequate health care.
Keywords: Healthcare Reform; Medicare; 24; Kiefer Sutherland; Tommy Douglas; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
âChevron in the White Houseâ Weekly Column by Amy Goodman for December 3, 2008 President-elect Barack Obama introduced his principal national-security Cabinet selections to the world Monday and left no doubt that he intends to start his administration on a war footing. Perhaps the least well known among them is retired Marine Gen. James Jones, Obamaâs pick for national security adviser. The position is crucialâthink of the power that Henry Kissinger wielded in Richard Nixonâs White House...
Keywords: Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!; Chevron; Nigeria
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